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FDA Warns Certain Topical Pain Medications Could Harm Your Pet

Topical Medication Pets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to topical pain medications containing the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) flurbiprofen. Topical medications are those applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes to…

Laundry and Dish Detergent Pods Toxic to Pets

Laundry Detergent Poison

As laundry and dish detergent pods increase in popularity, they are also an increasing concern for pet owners. Most detergents and soaps are toxic to pets and can cause excessive drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea when ingested. Normally, our pets do not have the desire or opportunity to swallow a large amount of bottled detergent. However,…

What is Entropion and is My Pet at Risk?

Entropion Eyes

Entropion is an eye condition that can affect both dogs and cats. It occurs when a portion of your pet’s eyelid becomes inverted or folded inward. Eyelashes or fur can rub against and scratch the surface of the eye, causing pain and irritation. More seriously, entropion can lead to cornea tears and pigmentary keratitis, which…

FDA Issues Warnings about Online Pet Pharmacies

Pet Drugs Online

  “Discount pet drugs—no prescription required” may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it. Some of the Internet sites that sell pet drugs represent legitimate, reputable pharmacies, says Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M., deputy director…